The staff and leadership at First Baptist Church of Plainfield love, care, and pray for every single person in the church.  If you have any questions, please reach out to them at office@firstbaptistplainfield.org or 317-839-8163.



    Dusty is married to Debbie and they have three grown daughters:  Darci, Deann, and Denae. Dusty graduated from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.  He has served as a pastor for over 25 years.  He enjoys hiking, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his wife.   Email: dcowell@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • Joyce CASTLEMan

    Children's Pastor

    Joyce is married to Aaron and have one daughter, Beth.  Joyce graduated from Southern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education.  She has led children, youth, family, adult, senior adult, Sunday school, small group, women, spiritual enrichment, and congregational care ministries.  

    Email:  jcastleman@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • Jess Smothers

    Interim Youth Director

    Jess is a graduate of Anderson University and is currently taking classes toward her Masters of Divinity at Fuller Seminary.

  • Linda Hood

    Administrative Assistant

    Linda and her husband John have two grown children. They lead a small group and Linda plays in the Church Bell Choir. Linda enjoys cooking, reading and mowing the grass.  Email:  office@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • John and Reann Poray


    John and Reann have been members of First Baptist for more than 20 years.  Reann is a librarian at the Plainfield Public Library and John is the executive director of a national engineering organization.  They love all types of activities; especially spending time with their family which includes two grown sons.

  • Griffin Dunaway


    Griffin joined his church worship team at age 16 providing vocals and playing guitar.  Griffin served our country in the United States Coast Guard from 2012-2016., Griffin led praise and worship for his fellow servicemen.  Griffin returned to his home church at Mt. Pleasant Baptist serving on the worship team.  He then joined First Baptist in 2017.